CBD gummies are one of the most enjoyable ways of getting your daily dose of CBD. But did you know you can make your own delicious, homemade gummies with your preferred amount of CBD? It’s one of the questions that we hear most from the CBD Choice community, and this article will settle the question once and for all!
Making homemade gummies with CBD is actually easier than you might think. With this simple gummy bear recipe, you’ll be able to make homemade gummies that are delicious, shelf-stable, and contain precisely your intended dose of CBD. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
Why Make DIY CBD Gummies?
As you probably know, CBD Choice offers a wide variety of pre-made CBD gummies, running the gamut of delicious flavors and CBD potencies. In fact, CBD gummies are by far the most popular form of CBD edible!
With so many options available, why should you consider making your homemade gummies? It turns out there are tons of reasons to try your hand at this easy, fun activity!
By making your own homemade gummies, you can:
- Choose your own combination of gummy flavors, from traditional candy to fruit juice (for a healthy gummy bears alternative)
- Customize the CBD potency of each gummy to precisely your specifications — ideal for users who want an unusually high or low dose of CBD
- Pick the shape and size of your gummies, limited only by the candy mold you choose to use
- Save some money on your regular CBD gummy habit
- Enjoy a fun pastime that delivers delicious CBD edibles for you and friends to enjoy
Of course, making CBD gummies at home may not be for everyone. If you’d rather enjoy the fruits without the labor, be sure to check out our stock of the world’s best CBD gummies from the most respected manufacturers in the CBD industry. With so many options available, you’re sure to find something that satisfies your sweet tooth!
CBD Recipe for Homemade Gummies
So you’ve decided to try your hand at making delicious homemade gummies? Good for you! Here’s what you’ll need to know to cook the perfect CBD treat at home.
What You’ll Need:
Some of these ingredients and tools are absolutely necessary for making homemade gummies. However, others are optional — but highly recommended for making sure your DIY CBD gummies turn out perfectly!
Required Ingredients and Tools:
- Gummy Bear Molds: You can’t make gummy bears without a gummy bear shape! Of course, you don’t have to make bears. You can use any shape or size mold you want! We use this gummy bear mold, sold on Amazon.
- CBD Isolate Powder or CBD Tincture: We recommend using CBD Isolate Powder, as it mixes more easily than CBD tincture and won’t have as strong an effect on the taste of your finished gummies. If you choose to use a tincture, consider using a water-soluble or “nano CBD” tincture, such as those made by CBD Living.
- 8 Ounces of Granulated Sugar: The sweetener we’ll be using in our homemade gummies
- 6 Ounces of Water or Fruit Juice: Water is great if you’ll be using candy flavoring (see “Recommended Ingredients” below), but fruit juice can be used as a natural flavor to make for a healthy bear option.
- 8 Ounces of Glucose: Important for achieving the proper texture of your DIY CBD gummies.
- 44 Grams of Gelatin: Helps your homemade gummies hold together and gives a nice, chewy consistency.
- A Dropper: Used to place our CBD gummy bear mixture into the gummy bear molds. If you already have a bottle of CBD tincture, you can use the squeeze dropper from it for this purpose.
Recommended Ingredients and Tools:
- Grapeseed Oil: We use this to coat the gummy bear molds. This gives the homemade gummies a bit of a shine and prevents the finished bears from sticking to the mold. Very useful and highly recommended!
- 2 Teaspoons of Citric Acid: Perfect for adding a bit of sour kick to your gummies, which many users prefer. Readily available at most grocery stores.
- 3 Tablespoons of Sorbitol: Highly recommended because sorbitol gives your homemade gummies that authentic gummy bear texture. You can use this recipe without sorbitol, but expect the texture to be a bit softer.
- 1 ½ Teaspoons of Candy Flavoring Liquid or Powder: If you want the authentic gummy bear taste, this is how you get it! If you go with this option, choose water instead of fruit juice for your liquid base.
- Food Coloring: Not necessary if you’re using fruit juice or a colored candy flavoring. If not, food coloring is the perfect way to add a festive flourish to your homemade gummies!
Got all your supplies? Great, let’s get cooking!
How to Make Homemade CBD Gummies:
- In a heatproof container, mix your gelatin and water, stirring gently until combined. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, sorbitol, and glucose, stirring gently to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Take the saucepan off of the stove. Add the gelatin mixture (and, optionally, the citric acid) to the saucepan, gently stirring until melted.
- Allow the mixture to sit for ~10 minutes. A light foam may collect at the top of the mixture. After the 10 minutes, remove this foam with a spatula or spoon.
- If you want to make multiple flavors of gummies, divide the mixture into several different bowls, then add in your desired flavoring or food coloring.
- Measure out your desired dose of CBD isolate powder or CBD tincture and add it to each of the bowls from Step 5.
- Spray the gummy bear molds with a light coating of grapeseed oil, then use your dropper to transfer the CBD gummy mix into the molds.
- Place the filled gummy bear molds into a refrigerator for at least 6 hours, until the bears are set. We recommend letting the gummy bears set for longer (up to 24 hours) to improve the consistency of your homemade gummies.
- Carefully remove your gummies from the gummy bear molds and enjoy!
The finished product should store well at room temperature, but you may want to refrigerate them if you’re in a hot environment.
That’s it! With this simple recipe for homemade gummies, you can make delicious CBD gummies easily at home.
But of course, if making homemade gummies isn’t for you, CBD Choice stocks the finest pre-made CBD gummies around. Be sure to check out our stock of delicious gummies to enjoy the best of delicious CBD benefits without the fuss of cooking at home!